[ ah-vahr ]
/ ˈɑ vɑr /


a member of a people, probably originating in Asia, who settled in Dacia a.d. c555, later occupied Pannonia, and invaded other parts of central and eastern Europe before their decline in the 9th century.
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/ (ˈeɪvɑː, ˈævɑː) /


a member of a people of unknown origin in E Europe from the 6th to the early 9th century ad : crushed by Charlemagne around 800
a member of a people of the Caucasas
the language of this people, belonging to the North-East Caucasian family
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